Sunday, January 20, 2013

From Australia

The Salt River Valley seems to have a lot of plants imported from elsewhere. These bushes from Australia are a good example. Over the years, I have noticed that there is a definite shift in plant preferences. When I was young, Eucalyptus trees were all the rage and thousands (millions) were planted. Now they are definitely out of favor and all the now older trees are being removed. These small red-flowered bushes showed up about 8 years ago in plantings, but problems with keeping them alive in the summer heat has now slowed their use and they also will eventually disappear.

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